ServDes.2020 will be hosted by the School of Design, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.
Nearing its 130th year RMIT is one of Australia’s original tertiary and technical institutions. It enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and communities.
It is ranked 1st in Australia and Southern Hemisphere and 11th in the world for Art and Design (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019). It is also 1st in the world for SDG10 Reducing inequalities.
Above: Picture of RMIT Building 80.
Now deeply enmeshed with Asia, Australia is rapidly adding service exports to an economy traditionally based on commodities, agriculture and manufacturing. Melbourne is a key city in this transition because it has thriving design communities servicing the manufacturing, environmental, government, financial services, health, business systems and education sectors. As the leading design education and research institution in Australia, RMIT plays a significant role in the capacity development for this growth in service design activity and impact.
Located in the centre of Melbourne’s CBD, RMIT University offers a highly accessible venue for conference hosting where the city is the campus.
The conference venues (RMIT City Campus Buildings 10,12,14, 80) line the major road of Melbourne CBD along Swanston Street. These venues clustered close together can be easily accessed via a number of tram routes that stop at number 7 nearby. All the trams that go to RMIT city campus on Swanston Street can be hailed at Flinders Street train station. RMIT city campus and the venue is only a 5min walk from Melbourne Central train station and a variety of other public transport.